This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Decreasing Equality In A Growing Free Nation

1780 words - 8 pages

The year is 1607 and the first European-Americans have just created the first English settlement in the new world (I think they should be capitals). Jamestown will become the foundation for the greatest country in the world. Through the American Revolution, Americans created this magnificent country on the belief of freedom and equality. Fast-forwarding to a few centuries later, we can see a country tearing itself apart on a subject of slavery. The year now is 1877, (insert comma) and the country has just seen its bloodiest battle to date. How is this possible, how can a “Free” nation fight over the belief of slavery and inequality? Before the start of the American Revolution, most of the colonies did not focus on the term equality. However, after the revolution women and slave abolitionists started pressuring both state and the federal governments for equality on the basis of John Locke’s belief, “that all men are created equal.” Essentially we believe that in America everyone is create equal, but from 1600 to 1877 only specific groups of people were economical, socially, and politically equal while others become less equal over time. In this essay I will be looking at society in general to explain how the American Revolution affected the economic class structure, social gender and race equalities, and the political equalities. The most efficient way to understand how equality affected each individual in a different way, is split, political, social, and economical inequalities into three separate groups. This will determine which groups became more equal from 1600-1877 and which groups became less equal. WORKKKKKKKK
Women after the revolution generally lost their social and economic equalities, while slaves generally gained their social and economic equality in America. White men on the other hand
At the start of the early 17th century, women were mostly seen socially and economically equal to the males in society. In puritan New England, we can see that the nuclear family was most common in settlements. Women were considered to have the same equal work around the house. In some instances both men and women worked in the fields and small businesses together (Henretta 64). The creation of the U.S Constitution marked the downfall for women’s economic and political equalities in America. The revolution was the creation of the egalitarian ideology that changes the hierarchical concepts in America. “Privilege based on ability rather than inherited status, upward mobility for all groups of society and unlimited opportunities for individual self-fulfillment had become ideological goals…while as wives, they benefited from increasing wealth, urbanization, and industrialization, their role as economic producers and as political members of society differed sharply from men” (Lerner 241). Women were growing socially because they became the “mistresses” of the family. After the revolution an ideology that women were treated as royalty arose .This idea...

Find Another Essay On Decreasing Equality in a Growing Free Nation

Violence in the Workplace: A Growing Problem

2467 words - 10 pages Violence in the Workplace A Growing Problem It was six years ago this year that our radio and television stations were inundated with visions and news beyond one’s imagination. An unknown individual or group had bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building. As we sat attentatively watching our television, we saw small children and adults being carried away by fire fighters, and others were laid out on the floor awaiting medical assistance

Precarious Employment: A Growing Trend in Canada

2097 words - 8 pages Precarious employment is work that is not secure, generally does not include any type of benefits, and is paid so lowly that it generally does not meet the living wage. This type of employment is unfortunately a growing trend in today’s societies due to many factors such as outsourcing, globalization, a saturated job market, shifts from manufacturing to the service sector and jobs also being replaced by computerized units. When speaking on

Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family

797 words - 3 pages Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children

Truancy in Our School's: A Growing Problem

2362 words - 9 pages , 1994, and Lin & McBride, 1996).When students are not in the classroom, they are missing out on valuable learning time. When one-fourth of all students miss almost one day a week, there is a problem with poor achievement. The absent student cannot learn effectively and the rest of the class will probably lose learning time when the teacher slows the pace to allow them to catch up. Truant students are not only affecting their own education but

A Free World in Danger

1118 words - 5 pages providers would grab up the heaps of fleeing customers searching for the least-restrictive plans, drastically decreasing the income for big-name ISP’s. This causes massive financial decline and inevitable job loss. With net neutrality, this doesn’t have to happen. If a network provider is noticing a financial loss but no decrease in customers, it would take almost no effort to raise the amount every customer has to pay as an offset. For example, lets

Women Equality in a Male Dominated World

1798 words - 8 pages gender equality. Statistics show a Women’s average salary in 2012 was $37,791 compared with $49,398 for men. Women are completing at a higher rate of higher education than men. Employment and income inequality remain between the two genders. Women can sue their employers if they can prove that a male in the same position earns higher wages. Why does the gender gap still exist present day? The answer is simply that fields that attract women the most

Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem in Our Society

1367 words - 5 pages choose to eat fast food daily, rather than eating a healthy meal at home, resulting in about 6 extra pounds of weight gain per year. If children would cut out the unnecessary calorie intake, watch their portion sizes, and eat healthy meals, the amount of kids overeating would plummet down. Also, little to no exercise greatly enhances a child’s chances of becoming obese. Children today are growing accustom to staying indoors, never going outside

A Color Problem in a Post Racial Nation

2086 words - 8 pages It appears that the color of your skin whether it be black, white, brown, red, or yellow doesn’t matter in America anymore. One might assume that this statement is a plausible one, given the fact that we have a male “African American” president, and America is now considered to be a “Post-Racial Nation” (Rush Limbaugh, 2010), where skin color is no longer an inhibiting factor. The truth of the matter is that race has most certainly played a

Growing Up in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

1182 words - 5 pages Growing up is hard, but when you add in nosey neighbors, scary houses, a stuck up aunt, and taunting children, it becomes more difficult. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee that was published in 1960. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Scout Finch is a six year old narrator. She lives with her father, her brother, and Calpurnia, their black cook. Scout spends her summers playing with her brother

Growing Up in the Poem Death of a Naturalist

866 words - 3 pages 'Death of a Naturalist' is concerned with growing up and loss of innocence. The poet vividly describes a childhood experience that precipitates a change in the boy from the receptive and protected innocence of childhood to the fear and uncertainty of adolescence. Haney organizes his poem in two sections, corresponding to the change in the boy. By showing that this change is linked with education and learning, Haney is concerned with the

Science Has a Growing Importance in Today’s World

3577 words - 15 pages teachers strive to help learners to comprehend science concepts instead of rote memorization. By and by, the inquiry postured by educators compels researchers to think about the variables characterizing true connections with a specific end goal to achieve a deeper comprehension of the contributing factors leading to get conceptual science learning in students. Science has a growing importance in the today’s world, therefore innovations in teaching

Similar Essays

Teen Pregnancy: A Growing Or Decreasing Problem In The United States?

669 words - 3 pages Louie Teti Kerr ELA 9 27 March 2014 Teen Pregnancy: A Growing or Decreasing Problem in the United States? “Each year in the U.S. almost one million teenagers become pregnant at enormous costs to themselves, their children, and society.” (Pregnant Teen Help, Teen Pregnancy Statistics) Some would argue that teen pregnancy is made glorious. Others would protest that it is influenced. The controversial teen issue regarding teen pregnancy is

A Nation Working Toward Equality Essay

1238 words - 5 pages A Nation Working Toward Equality Women have made extraordinary strides toward workplace equality in the last century. The labor-market participation rate for women 25 to 44 years of age - the average child bearing years - rose from less than 20% to more than 75% between 1900 and 1999 (Velasquez, 1.) Author Andrea Lunsford writes about the simple concept of “comparable worth” saying that concept of workers with “comparable skills, education and

A Nation In Bloom Essay

968 words - 4 pages and the garden was incorporated into the National Mall in late 1820. The original garden was on swampy ground making it difficult to irrigate the plants. Funds to build the garden were scarce but the garden was still a strong symbol for our nation. The garden united the different parts of the world and displayed rich history in a clear and beautiful manner. Eventually the maintenance of the garden proved to be too costly, and as a result, the

Mantaining Control In A Nation Essay

979 words - 4 pages Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is